Journalism Internships

BVM Sports Seeks Sports Writing Interns for 2020-2021 Academic Year/Posted June 9, 2020

BVM Sports is seeking students for the 2020-2021 academic school year to become sports writing interns. The company is looking for talented student journalists interested in expanding their portfolio with real world media experience coupled with professional-level training, one-on-one mentorship with professional writers and story critique from professional editors. Each week, its interns will be given the opportunity to pursue different types of sports stories and offered advising and oversight to help them become the best version of themselves as sports writers. View the BVM Media Kit or email sports@bestversionmedia.com for more information.

Nonprofit Sector News Seeks Summer 2020 Interns/Posted April 29, 2020

Nonprofit Sector News (NSN), a new nonprofit news organization, seeks journalism interns (half-time or full-time) for summer 2020. NSN has three functions, the core of which is providing original journalism (news, features, investigative) on nonprofits of all kinds across the United States. This is an unpaid internship for academic credit. Interested students should send an application letter stating why you want to intern for NSN and your story ideas to: Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Nonprofit Sector News, at nonprofitsectornews@gmail.com. Learn more about the internship here.

Variety of Summer Internships Available at National Geographic/Posted Feb. 19, 2020

National Geographic is offering a variety of summer internship opportunities, some in the Washington, D.C. area and others elsewhere. Because the site includes jobs along with internships, please scroll through the list to find those  internships of interest. Each listed internship is linked to a page providing specific additional information and a link to apply.

CBS Offers Paid Summer Internships for Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students/Posted Jan. 31, 2020

The CBS News Internship Program offers exciting opportunities in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles for college students who are currently enrolled in a 4-year university, have achieved junior status and are interested in pursuing a career in journalism or broadcasting. 

Placement possibilities include The Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS This Morning, CBS This Morning: Saturday, Sunday Morning, Newspath, News Radio, Talent Strategy, National Desk, CBSN, Press Office, Weekend News, News Marketing and the Investigative Unit.

Assignments vary day-to-day and duties vary in each department. Interns can expect to learn fundamental news-gathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, greet guests, log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist producers and talent.  

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred, but those majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, English, history, international studies and political science are welcome to apply and will be considered.  Participants must have a passion for news, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and a comprehensive knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage.  CBS News does not require students to receive college credit. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the credit requirements of their college/university. Fall applications open month of June; spring applications open month of October; summer applications open months of January and February. Applications are available at http://viacomcbs.careers. Due to the high volume of applicants, the office cannot respond to application-status inquiries; qualified students are contacted directly for a video interview. 

For summer internship, apply now: application deadline: 2/28, $15/hour

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Charlottesville Tom Sox Media Internship/Posted Jan. 23, 2020

Love baseball? Love reporting? Then you'll want to apply for the 2020 internship with the Charlottesville Tom Sox. You'll have the opportunity to write postgame reports, deliver pre- and post-game Facebook live reports, participate in game day podcasts, and more. Contact Drew Goodman, Tom Sox director of media relations and promotions, for more information. 

Opportunity to intern for WYPR/Posted Jan. 7, 2019

The Organization: WYPR is a long-standing, reliable source of news, captivating programming and community engagement in the greater Baltimore and Maryland region. The mission of Your Public Radio Corporation is to inform, connect and even challenge the listeners we serve in the metropolitan Baltimore area and the State of Maryland by broadcasting programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit so as to provide an unbiased perspective of the events of today and to enrich the minds and spirits of our audience.
Internship Opportunities
Interns are major contributors to the content produced for on-air and online audiences at WYPR. We provide opportunities to learn everything from radio production and web journalism to digital media, event planning, non-profit management, and customer service. We expect interns to conduct themselves professionally and to adhere to the highest journalistic standards of objectivity, fairness, and integrity. While there is no pay available, hours are flexible and the experience has proven invaluable to past interns.  Most work would be done at the WYPR studios in Charles Village.Typical duties include research, transcription, script writing, photography, editorial meeting attendance, archive maintenance, audio & video editing, answering phones and emails, analyzing report, and help in the mail room. Opportunities exist in the following departments:

  • newsroom
  • on-air & Podcast Production Teams
  • digital Media
  • membership

 Qualifications: 

  • an interest in NPR, local Maryland news, and storytelling in general
  • strong writing skills & proficiency with word processing software 
  • Adobe Audition experience is preferred but not necessary
  • journalism experience preferred 
    To apply:  email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@wypr.org.